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  • Police say someone stole 10 go-karts from Family Fun Center in Tukwila
    by Scott Schaefer on September 1, 2021 at 12:45 am

    From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Tukwila Police Officers say that someone stole 10 go-karts from the Family Fun Center in Tukwila overnight. Police say the go-karts were stolen from the location at 7300 Fun Center Way, and driven nearly six miles where at least two were dumped. The theft was discovered by a

  • VIDEO: Police Chief, officials discuss business safety issues in Kent at chamber event
    by Scott Schaefer on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    At last week’s Kent Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla, along with Councilmember Toni Troutner and King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove discussed business safety issues. Chief Padilla focused on recent changes to state law that went into effect July 25, which affects how police can arrest and apprehend suspects. Padilla took

  • Kent Police make arrest in Wednesday homicide investigation
    by Scott Schaefer on August 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    As we previously reported, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2021, Kent Police were called to the Mar A Villa (25811 23800 30th Ave S.) at around 9:30 a.m. for a death investigation. Upon arrival, a 55-year-old adult female victim was located inside the residence, deceased. Police say that – based on information obtained along with the

  • Kent Police investigating suspicious death of woman on West Hill
    by Scott Schaefer on August 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Kent Police are investigating a suspicious death of a woman on Kent’s West Hill on Tuesday Aug. 3, 2021. The incident happened at the Mar A Villa Mobile Home Park, located at 23800 30th Ave S. (map below). Police were summoned around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning by a family member who had come to the

  • Troopers seeking witnesses to shooting on I-5 at SR 516 in Kent
    by Scott Schaefer on July 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a shooting on northbound I-5 near SR 516/Kent-Des Moines Road in Kent early Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021. Troopers say that at approximately 12:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received a 9-1-1 call from an individual that reported they had been shot at on

  • Kent Police seeking public’s help finding suspects wanted for jewelry thefts from elderly
    by Scott Schaefer on July 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    The Kent Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify suspects wanted in connection with recent jewelry thefts from elderly residents: The Kent Police Department is aware of a disturbing crime trend of suspects targeting elderly people for their jewelry. We have received reports of several thefts that have distinct similarities in method

  • 18-year-old man shot and killed at Planet Fitness in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon
    by Scott Schaefer on July 21, 2021 at 12:39 am

    From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday afternoon, July 20, 2021, an 18-year-old man was shot and killed at Planet Fitness, located at 27073 Pacific Hwy S. in Des Moines (map below). Police say that at about 3:30 p.m., Des Moines Police officers – along with South King Fire & Rescue and Medic

  • Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs says 2020 crime rates increased statewide
    by Scott Schaefer on July 8, 2021 at 12:51 am

    By Jack Mayne Washington law enforcement agencies have reported an increase in statewide crime rates, with as much as 131 percent in virtually every area of criminal offenses during 2020. Steven D. Strachan, the executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs agency, released the annual report on Wednesday (July 7). The

  • Suspect arrested for throwing rocks at vehicles on I-5 at S. 272nd
    by Scott Schaefer on July 5, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a suspect wanted in connection with throwing rocks at vehicles on I-5 near S. 272nd in Kent (map below) has been arrested. Troopers say that at approximately 12:25 am on Monday, July 5, 2021, they received a 9-1-1 call stating that a pedestrian at southbound I-5 near S.

  • Twelve people charged – including 2 from Kent – following investigation of drug trafficking ring
    by Scott Schaefer on June 30, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Twelve people are in custody this week following a second round of arrests in an investigation involving armed drug trafficking, Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman announced on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The indictments and arrests on Wednesday are a follow-up to the April 7, 2021 takedown involving 24 defendants.  Most of those arrested today

  • SAVE THE DATE: National Night Out against crime will be Tuesday, Aug. 3
    by Scott Schaefer on June 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    National Night Out – set for Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 – is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. On the first Tuesday of August, residents in neighborhoods throughout the City of Kent and across the nation are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening

  • Kent Police arrest multiple suspects for catalytic converter thefts
    by Scott Schaefer on June 26, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    The Kent Police Detective Unit recently made multiple arrests, recovered almost 800 catalytic converters & seized about $40,000 in cash following a lengthy investigation into the wave of thefts that has plagued our region. Police say that Kent – along with most cities in south King County – have seen a dramatic increase in the

  • Kent Police respond to questions about response time in recent homicide case
    by Scott Schaefer on June 22, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Kent Police Department issued the following statement regarding police response time in a recent homicide: “We are deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Amber Keith on June 14, 2021 and want to express our condolences to Amber’s family. “We have received questions regarding police response time. Both the

  • Kent Police Detectives arrest Domestic Violence homicide suspect
    by Scott Schaefer on June 17, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Kent Police Detectives arrested a Domestic Violence homicide suspect on Monday, June 14, 2021, police said. Police say that on Monday at about 11:45 p.m., Kent Police Officers were dispatched to a hotel at the 22300 block of 84th Ave S in regard to a domestic violence assault in progress. The call was updated to

  • Kent Police investigating Wednesday morning road rage shooting on east hill
    by Scott Schaefer on June 16, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Kent Police are investigating a road rage shooting on the city’s east hill that happened on Wednesday morning, June 16, 2021. Police say that at around 7:07 a.m. Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 27000 block of 124th Ave SE (map below) in response to a shooting. While en route to the location, Officers

  • Kent Police seeking public’s help regarding May 16 homicide at Luxe Hookah Lounge
    by Scott Schaefer on May 25, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Kent Police are seeking the public’s help regarding the May 16, 2021 shooting homicide at Luxe Hookah Lounge: Thus far in the investigation, Detectives have received limited information that led to the shooting death of Donte L Green and a second man that was shot twice. It appears that a physical altercation occurred inside the

  • Kent man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 14-year old
    by Scott Schaefer on May 21, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    A 36-year old Kent man pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to sexual abuse for an August 2020 sexual assault on a 14-year old child, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The DOJ says that defendant Christopher James Kuna was at a gathering with family and close friends in Olympic

  • Kent Police Chief gives updates on several cases at City Council meeting
    by Scott Schaefer on May 19, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    By Mitchell Roland During Tuesday’s (May 18, 2021) Kent City Council meeting, Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla gave updates on an officer-involved shooting, a homicide at a Kent hookah lounge and on the city’s efforts to combat street racing. Officer-involved shooting According to Padilla, at approximately 9:40 p.m. on May 10, officers attempted to arrest

  • Two shot – one fatally – at Luxe Hookah Lounge in Kent
    by Scott Schaefer on May 17, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Two were shot – one fatally – at the Luxe Hookah Lounge at 300 S. Washington Ave in Kent. Kent Police responded on Sunday, May 16, 2021 to the establishment at 308 S. Washington Ave (map below), and said that the initial 9-1-1 caller provided limited information and hung up without answering questions. Officers arrived

  • Multiple agencies – including Kent Police – teaming up to stop street racing
    by Scott Schaefer on May 14, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    In response to the increased illegal street racing and street/freeway takeover activities across the region, and recklessness of those in attendance, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and multiple other police agencies throughout the region – including Kent – have teamed up to focus on this important public safety issue. Here’s more from WSP: In early

  • Detectives seeking witnesses to recent road rage shooting with AR-15 on SR 167
    by Scott Schaefer on May 12, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a road rage shooting with an AR-15 rifle on SR 167 on Saturday, May 8, 2021: At approximately 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received a 9-1-1 call from an individual that advised they were shot at by another vehicle on

  • Kent Police Detectives find, arrest shooting suspect hiding in crawl space in Renton home
    by Scott Schaefer on April 17, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    After an investigation, Kent Police Detectives recently found and arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a Mar. 8, 2021 shooting hiding in a crawl space in a home in Renton. Detectives took the adult male into custody for Assault 2, Rape 3 Domestic Violence and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Police say that on

  • Woman shot, killed in second shooting in two days at Alderbrook Apartments in Kent Monday
    by Scott Schaefer on April 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Kent Police say that a 37-year old woman was shot and killed after an argument with a man at the Alderbrook Apartments on Monday, April 5, 2021. Police do not believe this incident is connected to another homicide that occurred in the same apartment complex just one day before, on Sunday, April 4. Police say

  • King County Sheriff’s Office warning of new scam involving Bitcoin
    by Scott Schaefer on April 5, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    The King County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a new scam involving Bitcoin: This is a new twist on an old scam. Now fraudsters are asking to be paid in Bitcoin! Police say that on Mar. 30, 2021 at 9:58 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Covington City Hall where a resident wished to report she’d

  • Kent Police make arrest in early morning homicide at Alderbrook Apartments
    by Scott Schaefer on April 4, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Within hours of responding to the initial shooting scene, Kent Police Detectives and Officers were able to locate and arrest a male suspect believed to be the shooter that resulted in the death of one adult male at the Alderbrook Apartments (map below) on Sunday morning, April 4, 2021. Police say the incident started just

  • Man shot, killed on Kent’s east hill early Tuesday; suspect not found
    by Scott Schaefer on March 30, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Kent Police are investigating a fatal shooting of an adult male on Kent’s east hill early Tuesday morning (Mar. 30, 2021), and the suspect is still on the loose. Police say that at around 2:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, Kent Officers were dispatched to a “toned out” shooting that occurred in the 23800 block of 110th Ave

  • King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files anti-Asian hate crime charges against SeaTac man
    by Scott Schaefer on March 27, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Friday, Mar. 26, 2021, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a hate crime charge against Christopher Allen Hamner of SeaTac for violent, anti-Asian behavior. A hate crime is a felony. Hamner, 51, was arrested by Seattle Police near Georgetown on Thursday, and charges were filed Friday.

  • Family of Tommy Le – killed by police in Burien in 2017 – settles for $5 million
    by Scott Schaefer on March 24, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    From our sister site The B-Town (Burien) Blog: A lawsuit against a King County Sheriff’s deputy in the 2017 shooting death of 20-year old Tommy Le in Burien has been dismissed, with an out of court settlement awarded to the family for $5 million. Le’s family and lawyers announced the news at a press conference

  • Tukwila man shot, killed in Kent Sunday night
    by Scott Schaefer on March 22, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Kent Police are reporting that a 27-year old Tukwila man was shot and killed on Sunday night, Mar. 21, 2021 in the 10400 block of SE Kent Kangley Road (map below). Police say that on Sunday at approximately 10:20 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 10400 block of SE Kent Kangley Road regarding a shooting

  • After hundreds of hours of intense investigation, Kent ‘Top Cops’ arrest murder suspect
    by Scott Schaefer on March 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    This week’s Kent Police ‘Top Cop’ honors has been awarded to several detectives who “doggedly pursued every lead no matter how small to arrest a homicide suspect”: On Jan. 7, 2021 Kent Police were dispatched to the sounds of an illegal discharge in an apartment complex in the Kent valley. Upon arrival they discovered 41-year-old